Yesterday, golfer Dustin Johnson released a statement saying he would be stepping away from the game to take care of "personal challenges." According to a report today on Golf.com, Johnson was suspended six months for testing positive for cocaine. He's allegedly failed three drug tests since 2009, one for weed and two for coke. Why golf, of all sports, should give a shit about these things, we do not know. (Johnson, incidentally, is engaged to Paulina Gretzky, who is basically cocaine in humanoid form.) More interesting is what Golf.com delicately calls Johnson's "sexual indiscretion with at least one wife of a PGA Tour player."
First, the drugs. From the report:
According to the source, Johnson has failed three drug tests: one for marijuana in 2009 and two for cocaine, in 2012 and 2014. He was previously suspended for the 2012 failed test, but that suspension was never made public. Under the PGA Tour's drug-testing policies, the Tour is not required to announce any disciplinary actions against players who test positive for recreational drugs.
In 2012, Johnson played the Cadillac Championship at Doral in March and then did not play again for 11 weeks, until the Memorial in late May. Johnson said at the time that he was not playing because he hurt his back while lifting a jet ski. However, Golf.com's source says that Johnson was actually serving a suspension for failing a drug test for cocaine. The PGA Tour had no official comment at that time and Winkle denied that Johnson had been suspended.
The only PGA Tour statement was this, via Golf Channel:
We have nothing to add to Dustin's statement. But wish him well and look forward to his return to the PGA Tour in the future.
And then there's this, dropped into the middle of the Golf.com story and never elaborated on:
Johnson's conduct has long been a topic of conversation among close observers of the Tour. He is often seen in bars near his home in Jupiter, Fla., and is also known to have had a sexual indiscretion with at least one wife of a PGA Tour player.
Robert Lusetich of Fox Sports says Johnson's actually fooled around with two spouses:
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